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News ByteCoursekit, a social network for instructors to manage courses and interact with students, has raised $5 million in a first round. The round was led by Social+Capital Partnership, a firm started by former Facebook executive Chamath Palihapitiya. Existing investor IA Ventures and new angel investors also participated. Coursekit, which became available in November, was founded by Joseph Cohen, 20, and two other undergraduate students at University of Pennsylvania.
News Bytewrite a million headlines — variations on “Missouri Bans Students and Teachers From Friending Each Other on Facebook!” So what’s really going on? As part of a broader child sexual abuse prevention bill signed July 14, the state of Missouri will soon prohibit teachers from using personal sites that allow for private conversations with current or former students — something some local teachers think is a very bad idea.